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A universal virtual machine for running applications (by Oracle)
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What is GraalVM?

An ecosystem and shared runtime offering performance advantages not only to JVM-based languages such as Java, Scala, Groovy, and Kotlin, but also to programming languages as JavaScript, Ruby, Python, and R. Additionally, it enables the execution of native code on the JVM via LLVM front-end.
GraalVM is a tool in the Virtual Machine category of a tech stack.
GraalVM is an open source tool with 11.3K GitHub stars and 743 GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 a link to GraalVM's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses GraalVM?


18 developers on StackShare have stated that they use GraalVM.

Why developers like GraalVM?

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GraalVM Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose GraalVM in their tech stack.

艁ukasz Korecki
艁ukasz Korecki
CTO & Co-founder at EnjoyHQ | 5 upvotes 11.4K views

We use Clojure because of simplicity, performance and great fit to our problem domain: processing a lot of structured data. Based on my experience so far, Clojure is my go-to language for most tasks, except for when a fast startup time and a low resource footprint is required - basically CLI tools. That's slowly starting to change thanks to native-image and GraalVM

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GraalVM's Features

  • Polyglot - Zero overhead interoperability between programming languages allows you to write polyglot applications and select the best language for your task
  • Native - Native images compiled with GraalVM ahead-of-time improve the startup time and reduce the memory footprint of JVM-based applications
  • Embeddable - GraalVM can be embedded in both managed and native applications. There are existing integrations into OpenJDK, Node.js, Oracle Database, and MySQL

GraalVM Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to GraalVM?
Scala Native
Scala Native is a new ahead-of-time compiler and lightweight managed runtime designed specifically for Scala. Project is currently in pre-release stage.
Laravel Homestead
Laravel Homestead is an official, pre-packaged Vagrant "box" that provides you a wonderful development environment without requiring you to install PHP, HHVM, a web server, and any other server software on your local machine. Homestead runs on any Windows, Mac, or Linux system, and includes the Nginx web server, PHP 5.6, MySQL, Postgres, Redis, Memcached, and all of the other goodies you need to develop amazing Laravel applications.
HHVM (HipHop Virtual Machine)
HHVM uses a just-in-time (JIT) compilation approach to achieve superior performance while maintaining the flexibility that PHP developers are accustomed to. To date, HHVM (and its predecessor HPHPc before it) has realized over a 9x increase in web request throughput and over a 5x reduction in memory consumption for Facebook compared with the PHP 5.2 engine + APC.
Azure Virtual Machines
You can create Linux and Windows virtual machines. It gives you the flexibility of virtualization for a wide range of computing solutions鈥攄evelopment and testing, running applications, and extending your datacenter. It鈥檚 the freedom of open-source software configured the way you need it.
Open vSwitch is a production quality, multilayer virtual switch licensed under the open source Apache 2.0 license.
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GraalVM's Followers
24 developers follow GraalVM to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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